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Pairs Final

Rishi Persad introduces live coverage from Hopton-On-Sea in Norfolk of the most prestigious tournament in world indoor bowls. The first final of the week is the pairs.


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Hello everyone and welcome to the Potters resort in Norfolk for the

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start of the BBC's coverage of the world indoor bowls championships.

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Over the next seven days there are four trophies on the line and the

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best players in the world are here because this is the tournament that

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matters most. The biggest tournament of the year was always the World

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Championships. You always got butterflies as you were driving

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here. I still get them when I am driving here. As soon as I walk in,

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I feel so relaxed. It is a place I have always loved and I have been

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very successful year. This is my second home. The crowd appreciate

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great bowls but also it is a service where if you were not on your game,

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it is a lonely place to be. But it is a wonderful place to play and you

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just hope that everything goes right for you when you are out there. Very

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close. Got it. The world singles here is the biggest title you can

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win in bowls. You watch Potters every year on the telly and you

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think, I really want to be here. For my first year, to qualify and come

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here and win it, it was fantastic. We all play for one thing, to walk

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away as World Champion. Whether it is singles or peers or whatever.

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Potters is the best venue that we play at, no doubt in my mind. The

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crowd now the game, and when you play a good one, they applaud. When

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you play a bad one, you get both -- a different reaction. It is

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fantastic. Nicky Brent will be hoping to do another cartwheel come

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Sunday because Sunday is the final of the singles, the blue ribbon

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event. -- Nick Brett. A bit of an upset, the number 16 seed lost out

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to Charles Bence from Scotland. Elsewhere, David Gourlay is through

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in the top half. In the bottom half, another seed, the number 11 seed,

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was knocked out by Debbie Welford of New Zealand. Elsewhere, Mervyn King

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and Darren Burnett are through to round two. Joining me on the rink is

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David Corcoran of the BBC. This is a fantastic week before somebody who

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has been around the sport for so long, explain the significance of

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this week. We have the best players in the indoor bowling world, playing

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all at the same time over a period of two weeks, and the Road have an

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opportunity to see their heroes. And this afternoon, the final of the

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players. What can we look forward to in this match? We have the

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enthusiasm of youth against the experience of two guise of different

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ages. And the accumulated ages are close to Les on his own! Les will

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love me saying that. Damien has been around from one time. He has been

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around the last five or six years, knocking on the door. And we have a

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novel situation with young Mr Salmon, building up a reputation in

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the same way the Damien has. Les Gillis has already been in action

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today. He was up against Tom Warner in the first round of the singles.

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-- Les Gillett. Tom Warner, taking on Les Gillett, making his 16th

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appearance. It was a 25 Google to start its strongest. A good last in

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the third end helped him build up a 6-2 lead with three to play against

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an opponent who seemed out of sorts in the early stages. Les Gillett's

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best results in the singles was the semifinal 16 years ago. His

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fightback started before this exquisite bowl gave him a single. He

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completed a great turnaround with this finely judged last bowl, to

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take two shots and the set 7-6. A tax adviser by profession, he passed

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his chartered accountancy exams last week, and Warner has made

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significant gains, getting the second set off to a brilliant start

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with a full house. But Les Gillett used all his experience to work his

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way back into the set with some solid bowls, leading 8-6 going into

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the eighth end. He took the match 7-6, 10-6, securing his place in the

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second round. And this is how the second round looks at this stage.

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Some really good match ups, including Darren Burnett, the former

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champion, against Mervyn King. What a fascinating match, with Debbie

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Welford against Paul Foster. No time for Les Gillett to relax because he

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is taking part in the pairs final. Alongside Jason Greenslade, up

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against Daniel Sammon and Damian Doubler. Of course, this is a new

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experience for Daniel Salmon. In the final, it is two sets of nine ends.

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Each bowler will have three each. We're looking forward to seeing what

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these four men will, with this afternoon. Let's hear from them. --

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what these four men will come up with. Jason sent me a text in April

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last year and I said yes straightaway. I didn't have to think

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about it. It was an honour. It was an easy choice to say I would lead,

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because I am relatively good at drawing the jack. Jason has got a

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good armoury, with running bowls. So it's sort of components each other,

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really. I get them close and if I get them near the jack, he smacks

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them out of the way. I am not afraid to smack it. I am not afraid to have

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a go. And he smacks them very well, to be fair. Les is the lead, but he

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also skips as well. He is like a naughty dog. He needs control. And I

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think I'm starting to control them nicely. I think this week I counted

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and I have lost five world finals, so hopefully it will be the best

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results. These guys are good players and we know we have to play our best

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game because if we don't, we will lose and they will win. Jason is a

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very attacking player so you know he will be very unpredictable on the

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drop shots. If we can put the pressure on, then hopefully we can

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get them, but they are both very good players. I've been playing for

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about five now. We have done all right. We keep getting better and

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better. Hopefully we can get this one out of the way. We are quite

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relaxed on the green. I think we make each other relaxed. We don't

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give each other a hard time. Just let the game flow and it works

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better that way. We are mates, and we go out together, when my

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girlfriend Lesley! -- my girlfriend lets me. Your ambition in any sport

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is to win the world title. It would be a dream come true. It would be

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indeed. They have had to battle their way to the final. But look at

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some of the players they have beaten. Daniel and Damian have

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defeated Andy Thomson, Mark Royal, Nicky Brett, and Mark Dawes. We are

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set for what promises to be a fascinating final. Time to join our

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MC for the day. Richard Belle. And what a dream it is for these Welsh

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quarterfinals. -- for these quarterfinalists. Your appreciation,

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please, for Daniel Salmon and Damian Doubler.

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And they take on a brand new partnership who've appeared

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collectively no less than four times in this world final. Les Gillett,

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the former champion, and Jason Greenslade!

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A great atmosphere here at Potters. Andy Thomson is alongside David

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Corkill in the commentary box, set for a fascinating afternoon.

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It is the experience of the guys in red against the youth and enthusiasm

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of the younger players. Unpredictable, this, because the

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guys have not had easy matches. Both teams have had of draws. It is

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difficult. Is it going to be the experience or the youthful Welsh

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player who comes through? I am looking forward to this.

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That is a very good starter, taking the nerves away a little bit. Les

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has had a three-hour break from his singles game so I'm sure he is well

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rested. The players on the old at the rink changes almost hourly. --

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the players all know that the rink changes. Because of that, it is

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important to just get away, really. It is really 50% each way, if it is

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good or bad. By winning, that is probably going to help them as well

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because it gives them a little bit of confidence. I spoke briefly to

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Les and he felt that in this direction he was not finding the

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line. I think he will be conscious of that and he will probably correct

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it and play a better leading game than he did this morning in this

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direction. Jason asking led us to play a

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position bowl, anything behind the head, anticipating the heavier bowl

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from Damian. He is anticipating the pass. A good start from Les.

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Daniel has been building a reputation for himself over the last

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few years, at a very young age of 21, he is already knocking on the

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door for major championships. Quite a cool customer, Daniel. A good

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drawing player. The pace is good. Just run, Jason. Hurry, and again.

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Four feet. Turn the mate. The bolt holding out. A good weight.

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Les is always very vocal. I think he will do a commentary here on the

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green himself! Issuing clear instructions is very important.

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There has to be no ambiguity whatsoever.

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Anything of that is nice. If you can get the inside... You can do this.

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Encouragement from Daniel to Damian, just altering the line slightly with

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his final delivery. The trouble is, like all things, a slight

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adjustment, usually you overdo it. The tendency is, a slight adjustment

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and you are across the head. Both players looking at this. Once again,

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Daniel signalling that it has gone out. That was a good weight. There

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is a little hole down there. The nuance of the rink definitely

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change. Just a slight change, enough to put a bowl off. Damien played

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three good bowls there. It did not look as if it was going to turn. A

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chance for Jason here. Right away, Les is commenting on it. Jason gets

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the bowl away with a little wobble. Just not enough. The wait was good.

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Just the one. The players will be content with one shot. It is an

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ideal world if you pick up three or four, but I think everybody will

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settle with one. Good start. Almost nonchalant, the way that

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Daniel gets the bowl away and then put his hand into his pocket. Yes, a

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cool customer. Just out for a little practice.

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He has both hands in his pockets now.

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That is good stuff, really tidy. It was always going to move but he will

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not follow it. A slight change to the players with the extra bowl. --

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aced light change to the pairs. A lot more tactical discussions, a lot

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more shots to be played. I think there have been discussions with all

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the players, do they prefer two for three. I have a slight favouring for

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the two bowl but I think the three bowl pairs is still a good event.

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The Commonwealth Games and world outdoor play with three, so it is a

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well tried and tested format. But we're so used two bowls, so it will

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take a while. Probably just more attacking play from most players in

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the three bowl game, you can afford to risk one or two. Every bowl

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really is needed in the two bowl game. A chance here for Jason. He

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will just be attacking here. He can afford any weight that he wants. An

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edge will do. He just overplayed it. He can afford that weight if he

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narrows it down. I think the weight is good. He has a very easy, relaxed

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delivery. Just trying to get to the outside red one. It was a good try.

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Better. Les says better but it looks white to me. Similar, mate, I

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wouldn't change much. He wanted another one in there in

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case the bowl was removed. That is a good third shot. I think Les had

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been asking him to play the backhand but Jason preferred to play the shot

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that he fancied. Very close with this. He wants a little tap on it.

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It moved and then moved back again. I think Daniel is probably going up

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to him and saying, look, I have got one. His last bowl moved and then

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fell back onto the green. A good try. It's just not worth it. Not a

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lot to be gained. Always nice to get on the board. Get the score on. He

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would be very unlucky to give the shot away. He could make three if he

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can get the red bowl out but at the same time, if he is slightly inside

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the line, he could give the shot away. Maybe they are just going to

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throw this bowl down. Without going to near the jack. I think he has

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deliberately thrown that wide. You can understand that. I think that

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was quite deliberate. It will be interesting to see how this

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game moves along tactically. At the moment, the players of the

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opportunity to go out and practice the forehand, so they should become

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Kabul at all distances but as you know, and a lot of bowlers watching

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will know that practice is one thing and competition is another. I think

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both pairs will probably have a plan and they will have discussed what

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lengths they prefer. As the game progresses, they may decide to

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change the tactics, but the Welsh pair are probably more experienced

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and playing together. That might count as the game progresses. Les

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and Jason are good player but they have been put together, which is

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difficult at times. The only benefit they have, they have known each

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other for 20 years on the circuit, so the strengths and weaknesses of

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each player is well-known. I think even the discussion the forehand,

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they were very open about the fact that Les is a very good draw and

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Jason has that shot play. That is good.

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I wonder how lonely Les feels out there. Three Welsh players, and all

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the Welsh support that is here as well. I expect there will be a good

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attendance from the Welsh viewers. He has suddenly become a fan of Tom

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Jones! He is asking Damian to attack. The

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shot is coming back now, very close. Solid. That is a hard shot to play.

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A perfect plant, pushing the bowl out. Well played. It might be

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tempting for layers to have a pop at this. -- tempting for Les. He could

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play the weight shots, and he is good at them. His line is good. Well

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played, Les Gillett. Fantastic. He is one down but he has now got

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position. Very good leading. They have settled well.

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Come on, keep running. Get up, get up. Great effort, pal. That is a

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very good effort. It will not help Jason. Forcing him to put a little

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bit more weight on than straightforward draw. He is under.

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He's calling it to drift away. He does not want to get it up to the

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green bowl. Plenty of comments from Les but Jason is not quite settled

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yet into the game. He will be conscious of Jason's

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ability to hit heads and do it with great accuracy. You have to rely on

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your lead for instructions as to what is going to happen, up until

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your second bowl. If it goes wrong, we are in a bit of bother. I think

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you need to be up there, nothing short. Just on the edge of it.

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Is better this time. Mr the edge by a fraction. That was all he needed.

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He has given himself the chance now, to get in a split. I don't think we

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will see Jason next time. He will not play the draw. I think he will

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be more adventurous. Two bowls in the head make a big difference. The

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guys are conscious of the fact that they are miked up. Like the

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footballers, they are covering their mouths. I think it is just a

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backhand draw here. Trying to draw the shot.

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Obviously not trying to draw another. I do not think he covered

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the spot with the previous delivery. Better this time. I think he was

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playing for the spot on the left-hand side. He really needs to

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be into the side all. What he is looking to get off the angle. If he

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gets into the jack, if he brings the jack at an angle over to here he is

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looking at two' or maybe three shots. He is still not too bad even

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if it moves there. Caught that is a good shot, good call. The only

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danger is getting the front red into the jack. Caen he is being

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aggressive. Looks like he will never get back on. The right shot though.

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Good weight. I like the shot you called.

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Damian Doubler very experienced now for a young man, 27. His parents

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there. Caen they've just realised they are on the television. Now they

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are worried about what I am saying. I was chatting to them last night

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and I told them to behave themselves. I think Damion's

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girlfriend was more concerned. We'll find Lucy at some stage. Probably

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looking very nervous. I bet she is. Daniel urging this bowl up. Not bad.

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That is the correction you are looking for. Daniel Salmon, Ben and

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Kim his parents, with girlfriend Jess.

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Exodus from Wales yesterday. They make their way over here, enjoying

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themselves last night. Some of them were enjoying themselves as you say,

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Andy. Special occasion for families and friends. World final. You don't

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get many in your career. Quite rightly well supported. It's like

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using drawing this one. Falling away. It is about bowls in the head.

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That is what it is all about. Jason normally good others. Just been a

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bit slow at the moment, Jason. The advantage here is you campaign

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yourself into the game. Damian fancies the back and more. Still a

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good draw. -- backhand. Clear run and he draws the shot.

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Close. I think he is not that far away.

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Finn not bad in the, well done. Thinking the score that, Jason

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probably thinking it was not that bad. Only 15 inches short, his line

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wasn't bad. Nonetheless. Some of the comments list comes out with. Hard

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man to please. -- layers. This has a chance for shot. If it falls in he

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has shot. Job done, number one. You have to make sure you just get

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inside for the jack. Good instructions, make sure you are

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here. Again the line is not bad. Has a chance for this to get onto the

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bowl and turn it over. Only a foot of weight. Never looked as if it was

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coming back off the line. Strong bias bowl. Jason shaking his head.

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I'm sure he will be saying to Les, I thought I was good. Was because

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there is a shop here for Damian if he wants to play it and take the

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danger away. The danger is the bowl on the right hand side of the

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screen, the red one, possibility of giving a shot away. If you're

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holding one you do not want to give the shot away. He has to be careful.

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The safe option is to try to come around his own bowl and have a

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receiver. He has played two really good shots on the backend. Click of

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the fingers. Not bad. Good effort here. I think he was trying to block

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that. Actually that is a bad one, that has given Jason a big chance

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now. I think Jason will be more positive. There is a good chance you

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could use that last one. Players always looking for an advantage and

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the advantages he has more width than he had before. Distinct

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advantage. He is under. He is not going to get a lucky one, is it?

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Manor. Good weight, just under the line. Les said it is not finished

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yet. Some strange results can always happen. They had chances but it

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could be the right connection. As usual before has here at Potters

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Leisure Resort at Hopton on Sea. Very much on see this morning. It

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was fresh. What time you down there? Eight o'clock. I can't believe you.

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You were dozing. I was. Vasyl Lomachenko and, I live close

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to the sea. Were far from the resources, just ten minute walk and

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you were on the beach. That is good. I do not think you

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should ever worry if you get a good first bowl and the next one comes

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behind. It is never lost. Biscuit would be happy with that. -- the

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skip. Les looking for good weight. Get to

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the jack and you miss it you come to the two green bowls. You want to set

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something up for your skip. Not always about getting shot every

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time. Not too bad, past the head. I think both skips will be going down

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just drawing with their opening bowls. Paul always gets a bit

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nervous. Brian very calm. I am sure he is also very nervous. As their

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boy played a good one? I think he is short. Two feat is not fair because

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if you actually put a yard on that you could pick up the jack. Not far

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away. On the high road. Happy enough with that figure just

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in case the jack is bunched through at an angle. Maybe the drawing is

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not going great. Might attack with this one. That is really good. No

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doubt about that now. It is these shots well, does Jason. Lucky he did

:42:48.:43:05.

not take his own bowl away. Not disastrous. Difficult for Damian, as

:43:06.:43:16.

we can see both green bowls could be removed but they don't have position

:43:17.:43:21.

either. You cannot cover everything. The back red bowl looks pretty

:43:22.:43:31.

attractive. Really what we're looking at is if that one goes, and

:43:32.:43:38.

that one, does that leave the red one in position. He would be two

:43:39.:43:43.

down if he gets into it as if he puts one round of a vacuum would

:43:44.:43:51.

only one down. I think he is probably going for the deep bowl.

:43:52.:43:57.

Could get into the spot position. He is going further through than that.

:43:58.:44:03.

Go for the best back. Interesting one. Interesting choice. Difficult,

:44:04.:44:12.

Jason will be trying to hit its target. See where the jack bounces.

:44:13.:44:19.

I think you are trying to get to the two red ones. Again it will be a

:44:20.:44:37.

runner. Still wide. Didn't miss by much, just a fraction. Fine edge

:44:38.:44:43.

would not have done him any good either. I thought it would have been

:44:44.:44:46.

under, there was more chances being tied as opposed to being high. The

:44:47.:44:56.

young Welsh pair are starting to take control.

:44:57.:45:07.

Is that one in my way? It might be. It takes quite a lot to put Les off,

:45:08.:45:51.

he normally doesn't worry about the one in front. He is going to have a

:45:52.:46:06.

go at it. Still chatting away. I think he knew that was just through

:46:07.:46:10.

the head. Still a useful bowl. Might change it for next time. Good

:46:11.:46:26.

correction from Daniel. Made a mistake with the first one. Very

:46:27.:46:41.

good making up for it with the next. I think this is his favoured hand.

:46:42.:46:47.

The reason he didn't change is more to do with the green bowl. Still

:46:48.:46:50.

that danger of hitting the other green on which at the moment isn't

:46:51.:47:00.

really within the play. Too much weight.

:47:01.:47:16.

Two boys from Cardiff. He knows that is a bad one and he should have been

:47:17.:47:33.

behind the head. He realises himself that was a mistake. Damian is going

:47:34.:47:42.

to have to almost waist on to get cover.

:47:43.:47:53.

Very close to making a move. Just not reaching that the line was good.

:47:54.:48:05.

Caen blocking the path now to the shot bowl. Goes for the big drive

:48:06.:48:18.

and he could still make it. Damian has to be past the head.

:48:19.:48:42.

He is OK, I think he is safe enough. That is OK. Perfect spot.

:48:43.:49:00.

He has to arrive and this with enough weight to punch the jack

:49:01.:49:09.

through at least three or four feet. Should have gone more aggressive at

:49:10.:49:14.

the centre bowl not been blocking it. I think Damian must go deep.

:49:15.:49:28.

Going to go deep. Four or five feet would be good. Measurement is done

:49:29.:49:36.

here. Players throughout the northerners fear still use feet and

:49:37.:49:46.

inches. A wee bit further than what he wanted. That is interesting. I

:49:47.:49:55.

think Jason realises this is not easy. As I keep saying, the centre

:49:56.:50:03.

bowl has just stopped the drive. We have to play this with timing and

:50:04.:50:06.

weight, which as we all know is difficult. Calling it early, that

:50:07.:50:14.

means it is not working. Quick call from Daniel up to Damian. However we

:50:15.:50:24.

look at this. -- have a wee look. I think he is better off on the

:50:25.:50:29.

backhand. As long as he moves the red bowl at the top of the screen

:50:30.:50:31.

that is a perfect blocker. He really has to get past the red

:50:32.:50:46.

bowl into this sort of area at the very minimum. Anything beyond that

:50:47.:50:54.

by three feet is good. The key bowl for him is to miss the front red

:50:55.:51:01.

one. We have to get past that. I think that is what he will play,

:51:02.:51:10.

backhand. There is no value in playing the forehand and making a

:51:11.:51:15.

mistake. Damian and Daniel pick up two here you almost feel as if they

:51:16.:51:20.

are going to pick up the opening set. Happy with that. That is a good

:51:21.:51:37.

bowl, very good. Try and use bowls. I think that is what he will play

:51:38.:51:43.

here. The two green bowls on the wane, almost half the green bowl.

:51:44.:51:47.

Come across and hopefully pick up the jack. Playing it with weight.

:51:48.:51:54.

There are more percentages there. The forehand wasn't doing anything

:51:55.:51:59.

for him. Has got a bit to do on this one. Being more aggressive. Calling

:52:00.:52:06.

it now, does not want to push it too much. Played it almost drawing

:52:07.:52:16.

weight. Could have been more aggressive. Perfect start for the

:52:17.:52:24.

Damian and Daniel. Only three ends to play.

:52:25.:53:13.

Generous crowd, clapping for that one. Yes they are. You don't even

:53:14.:53:20.

get a snicker if you get within six inches. Better from Les. They need

:53:21.:53:33.

to get two out of 3% to get back into this set. Good lead. Looking at

:53:34.:53:47.

the correction once again. If he misses with one he very rarely

:53:48.:53:51.

misses with the second. He has corrected well.

:53:52.:54:19.

I would keep it there again. No need to go chasing this. Keep it tight,

:54:20.:54:31.

keep their heads tied. Drop one fourscore one, you are in the

:54:32.:54:35.

driving seat. He has pushed this one. Just play the game, Les. --

:54:36.:54:55.

platelet again. The same result, either side, doesn't matter which

:54:56.:55:00.

way he plays it. As a left-hander, he will be looking further back

:55:01.:55:06.

green bowl on his forehand. Not sure why he will have wanted to change

:55:07.:55:11.

his hand. Trying to call this to come across. Has played two great

:55:12.:55:23.

bowls, why did he not play the same again. That is what I talked about

:55:24.:55:29.

earlier. That is where the communication might be a problem.

:55:30.:55:36.

That is why Jason has given him the choice. There you go. Feeling the

:55:37.:55:50.

face... He's not. He is all right. Easy day at the office for him. We

:55:51.:55:56.

used to play twice a day, that is not a problem for most top players.

:55:57.:56:02.

Sometimes three times at nationals. Just needs to hurry. Maybe setting

:56:03.:56:11.

up a platform. It has dropped down. Still if he needs to go chasing.

:56:12.:56:27.

Really must get at least one this end. Really not a danger on the

:56:28.:56:42.

forehand, you have got to be defensive with the lead... But

:56:43.:56:51.

exactly, any contact. Take all the danger away. Got to be positive

:56:52.:56:56.

here. Such is the green bowl, must get a result. Yeah. Horrible result.

:56:57.:57:07.

That touch on the road all put him off. That is just dreadful. That is

:57:08.:57:17.

so unlikely. The touch off the red click away. All of a sudden Jason

:57:18.:57:30.

line two. This could be massive, this could be massive. Now on the

:57:31.:57:44.

defensive, last bowl. Forehand draw, David. Just be positive. But away

:57:45.:57:57.

the disappointment of the last result. If he misses, well, you

:57:58.:58:09.

would expect adjacent and another. -- expect adjacent to add another.

:58:10.:58:14.

Will he get back, that is the question? He will have to get very

:58:15.:58:24.

good weight to get back from. Very much more to gain there. Clinton

:58:25.:58:35.

said he either to himself. To another, good call, jack is a bonus.

:58:36.:58:47.

How a space? That was a very early dismissal. -- how is Hayes. This is

:58:48.:59:00.

a chance probably missed. I think they have got to change it, go

:59:01.:59:05.

short. The jack has been on the T almost every time. Try the short on

:59:06.:59:07.

here from Les. Well, only up slightly. Again just

:59:08.:59:27.

about on the T, not much of a change here. I am sure the younger Welsh

:59:28.:59:36.

pair will be happy with this. I would have thought so. Still, they

:59:37.:59:48.

did exactly what they needed to do. They have the school, they are four

:59:49.:59:53.

behind, that will be their target. They will be looking at two doubles.

:59:54.:59:59.

Perhaps tie this end, that is as good as they could hope to get.

:00:00.:00:00.

Perfect start from Les. The first thing you want is to get

:00:01.:00:29.

behind the jack. Catching them from bowl and the jack will bounce long

:00:30.:00:31.

way. Getting close to this. If he

:00:32.:00:48.

finishes on the centreline it is good. Certainly wasn't trying that.

:00:49.:01:07.

It has finished third. He is close here again, making the correction

:01:08.:01:09.

with the second bowl. He needs to be reaching. It is

:01:10.:02:15.

close. Just unlucky to get the gap. One shot to read confirmed. We can

:02:16.:02:26.

see this bowl coming in. That touch of red would have been perfect.

:02:27.:02:53.

Well played, well done. Good use of the shoulder. Still coming down the

:02:54.:03:08.

forehand, I do not see any change. Good timing on this one as well.

:03:09.:03:19.

This looks to be an easy issue shot on the forehand side. He is going

:03:20.:03:27.

quick now. He needs a lucky result. Well, it is good and bad. He is

:03:28.:03:38.

still at least three down. It is one of those ones were you were thinking

:03:39.:03:43.

to yourself, I am going to be at least two close bowls down with the

:03:44.:03:50.

next one. But he has two left, so he will have a chance. He has no choice

:03:51.:03:59.

but to try to draw the second shot. Four down but that last bowl was

:04:00.:04:03.

four feet down, so he should be able to draw a second, Damian. Is he

:04:04.:04:21.

running? They're calling it to get up, as he sneaked past? I don't

:04:22.:04:28.

know. It looks like the is still a minimum of two. Still room for

:04:29.:04:38.

Damian but also room for Jason. Jason resets himself. He has pushed

:04:39.:05:25.

this one out very wide. He just needs to hang on. It will be the

:05:26.:05:38.

perfect line now. That is number three. There is a running bowl on

:05:39.:05:46.

but he cannot afford to play it. He just needs to add on six inches.

:05:47.:05:51.

That would score the third shot. That is the minimum he once here. He

:05:52.:05:55.

does not want to drop any more than two.

:05:56.:06:06.

In narrower line then Jason. That is very narrow. He has extra weight on

:06:07.:06:21.

it and he wants to bump his bowl up. He will be reasonably happy with

:06:22.:06:31.

that. Les and Jason will be delighted to have picked up two

:06:32.:06:34.

doubles. Now they are in with a shout. Two doubles would have been

:06:35.:06:43.

very handy. You do not want to go chasing threes and fours. They will

:06:44.:06:49.

be reasonably happy. We speak about the experience of Les

:06:50.:07:31.

and Jason but Daniel, 21, has played internationally a couple of times. A

:07:32.:07:41.

couple of times a national champion, you cannot argue with that. He has

:07:42.:07:47.

won the version for national champions as well. Fairly young but

:07:48.:07:57.

still a lot of international experience. It is a building CV. It

:07:58.:08:07.

is important for players to have the credibility as well, so the CV has

:08:08.:08:10.

been built up over a period of time. Daniel just making sure he is there.

:08:11.:08:33.

A momentum change here, I think. I feel as though Les and Jason are

:08:34.:08:36.

starting to put pressure on the younger Welsh player. It is

:08:37.:08:46.

important for Damian and Daniel to actually win this set, or get

:08:47.:08:49.

something out of it from the position they were in at 7-1. Not

:08:50.:08:59.

that it is safe for shot -- foregone conclusion, with a six shot lead,

:09:00.:09:03.

but they are down to two now. He will be praying that this one gets

:09:04.:09:16.

reasonably close. He needs to get close to the line. More importantly,

:09:17.:09:21.

it is not in front of the jack, which is good. Both pairs will

:09:22.:09:27.

probably be reasonably happy with the situation at the moment but

:09:28.:09:31.

Jason needs to draw a good one to really put the pressure on.

:09:32.:09:52.

It doesn't appear the Jason wants to talk to you, Les. He is happy enough

:09:53.:10:00.

to let the bowl do the talking. That is enough. Unless he's feeling very

:10:01.:10:09.

adventurous. I think he might risk one. I think it is worth the risk.

:10:10.:10:25.

It is quite a nice target that. The danger is taking out his own bowl.

:10:26.:10:28.

That is the worry at the moment. This comes back in, over the weight.

:10:29.:10:51.

I think he wanted to narrow that. I would have risked a runner on the

:10:52.:10:55.

forehand. Now he is in a bit of trouble. You can tell that by his

:10:56.:11:00.

facial expression. He realises this set could be going away from them.

:11:01.:11:10.

That was an interesting thing there with Les, the way he described that.

:11:11.:11:15.

It was almost like he was trying to put an idea into his opponent's

:11:16.:11:18.

mind. A wee bit of psychology going on. He knows that the younger pair

:11:19.:11:27.

are under pressure. He is almost tempting them into playing the

:11:28.:11:39.

running bowl. It is a game of tactics and psychology.

:11:40.:11:50.

Do you risk it with this one? I would drop a yard. Gaps and holes.

:11:51.:12:00.

You could run through that very easily. I understand why he is

:12:01.:12:06.

saying it because a good bowl here would close down the set completely,

:12:07.:12:09.

but it is not easy to make that adjustment. The click of the finger

:12:10.:12:18.

suggests he is probably heavy. Now he cannot risk the running bowl. He

:12:19.:12:34.

might have to play a risky one. I think the set will be against them

:12:35.:12:38.

so he will have no choice. You would expect Jason to probably draw

:12:39.:12:50.

another. In fact, in some ways, another one will force Damian into

:12:51.:12:53.

the right shot. It is almost better if he misses it. Then Damian is

:12:54.:13:00.

frightened to play it because he has a tight set. But if there was three

:13:01.:13:07.

against, he would not care about that. It is quite important for this

:13:08.:13:15.

finishes. He has to go for the three. If you have the chance to win

:13:16.:13:25.

the set, you must take it. It looks very, very tight. He is calling it a

:13:26.:13:31.

lot, but Jason Holt is a very tight line. It is never going to holes.

:13:32.:13:36.

This is no interesting because he really cannot afford this. That is

:13:37.:13:47.

why they have left themselves in a bit of trouble. They should have

:13:48.:13:51.

attacked early and now they are in trouble. The hard bits, and this is

:13:52.:13:58.

what they will be talking about, is if they come inside the jack and

:13:59.:14:03.

stick it. Then they are in trouble. There is not a lot of danger on the

:14:04.:14:07.

back. If you slice the jack, you would probably be two down. If he

:14:08.:14:12.

gets onto his own bowl, it is good. As you say, the danger was getting

:14:13.:14:19.

the jack on an edge. Because that really brings in this bowl and this

:14:20.:14:25.

bowl. And that is the last thing that he wants, to lose the set. At

:14:26.:14:31.

the minute, he is getting something out of it. If it was me, I would

:14:32.:14:36.

take a gamble and play the backhand runner. You are so aggressive, you

:14:37.:14:44.

really are! I think he has drawn the forehand. Trying to tap the bowl to

:14:45.:14:55.

win the set. He's going to have to drop a lot of weight to get back

:14:56.:15:01.

there. He's going to give it away. As he survived it? I think he has.

:15:02.:15:16.

Only two. Les and Jason will be delighted they have managed to get a

:15:17.:15:23.

draw out of that. Three goes of that, and three times on the high

:15:24.:15:32.

side. It was just not getting back. They got away with that said. --

:15:33.:15:43.

that set. It is definitely Les's day. Three doubles. Les Gillett, I

:15:44.:15:53.

heard him their say, we are going to win it now. You cannot doubt what he

:15:54.:15:57.

is saying, because the young Welsh pair are not happy. They had such a

:15:58.:16:01.

good lead, they were in control but they let it slip. It is very much

:16:02.:16:11.

the advantage of the more experienced player, as we have seen

:16:12.:16:13.

in past couplets. This sort of Rob that. -- they sort

:16:14.:16:50.

of robbed that. Just tactics, Andy. I would be putting them down as the

:16:51.:17:02.

slight favourites now. The chances of a tie-break are probably less.

:17:03.:17:12.

They would have given a lot for one of those in the last hand. It

:17:13.:17:19.

depends if they can put away the disappointment of that. They are

:17:20.:17:29.

still in there. I'm sure they will. All they need is one set to become

:17:30.:17:31.

world indoor pairs champions. I'm glad that we have Les miked up

:17:32.:17:49.

today. He is giving us all the information. Gentle, gentle.

:17:50.:18:40.

There is no doubt that it is a game for the connoisseur. It is a

:18:41.:18:47.

different tactical game. A lot more discussion going on. A lot more

:18:48.:18:59.

heads building up. Damian is a quiet guy. He has a great sense of humour

:19:00.:19:03.

but he is a quiet lad. He is a thinker. Three Welsh players on the

:19:04.:19:15.

green. We missing colleague, Mr Price. Hopefully he is well, back in

:19:16.:19:20.

Wales. I am he is watching this. I have been speaking to him, and I am

:19:21.:19:25.

sure he is doing fine. I hope things are well with you, John.

:19:26.:19:42.

Messages on social media for letters. From John Price. An

:19:43.:19:56.

honorary Welshman. Who would've thought that a few years ago. Close

:19:57.:20:08.

to drawing the shot here. That jack moves very quickly. Good stuff. A

:20:09.:20:17.

closer shot. He has to be careful here. He has

:20:18.:21:08.

got it. He still holds on to the one. Very good bowls from Damian. He

:21:09.:21:23.

has made a double. And he has a good head as well. Jason playing the

:21:24.:21:34.

forehand draw here. He picks up the jack. That is a real bonus. Just

:21:35.:21:43.

asking the guys to move across so we can see the outside peg, the extreme

:21:44.:21:47.

of the rink. That is where players take their line from.

:21:48.:22:03.

The same bowl again from Damian. Resting the closest red bowl. That

:22:04.:22:12.

could be a four. I think he heard you. That is what players are always

:22:13.:22:23.

looking for, drawing another 143, and it is a bonus if you touch the

:22:24.:22:33.

bowl away from it. They are not always looking for the perfect shot

:22:34.:22:40.

on the jack. The bowl is the target. And now he's trying his best to get

:22:41.:22:54.

back with this. Just open. The chart is going in to make sure it does not

:22:55.:23:04.

move when it is getting measured. -- the chock is going in.

:23:05.:23:27.

It looks like two. That is the advantage of getting out there as

:23:28.:23:35.

quickly as possible. Jason Greenslade has been brought

:23:36.:24:06.

back in to the Welsh indoor team. We want the top players to be playing

:24:07.:24:11.

for all countries. I presume you order the Irish team in Belfast in a

:24:12.:24:16.

few weeks' time? I don't presume anything. There is another trial

:24:17.:24:20.

going on Wednesday night that obviously I am going to miss. I

:24:21.:24:26.

think everybody's places in jeopardy, Andy. You will be a hard

:24:27.:24:34.

team to beat in Belfast. It is my own club. I'm looking forward to the

:24:35.:24:42.

series. It is one of the biggest clubs around. You know what it is

:24:43.:24:46.

like. The facilities over there are excellent. Always a good attendance

:24:47.:24:54.

from the Irish. I use staying next door, within staggering distance? --

:24:55.:25:01.

are you staying next door within staggering distance? I believe we

:25:02.:25:02.

are staying with the Welsh team. He needs a clear road. He started to

:25:03.:25:28.

say that was a great bowl because he knew if he had missed it, he was

:25:29.:25:29.

right on top of the jack. Well played. It is a beauty. If the

:25:30.:25:58.

torture goes into the ditch, it stays live but he has two marker

:25:59.:26:02.

before the next bowl is delivered. That is why they are so quick about

:26:03.:26:13.

it. A good innovation, spray chalk. You do not need to be touching the

:26:14.:26:17.

bowl now. Otherwise, they would be down there with a stick of chalk,

:26:18.:26:22.

and with coloured bowls, it is very difficult to do that. They use a

:26:23.:26:26.

different material, of course, it is not the same as the old stuff. It

:26:27.:26:37.

was a mellow mine material. We will not go into the details of how they

:26:38.:26:40.

are made and all the ingredients, there is not enough time. I'm glad

:26:41.:26:47.

you were not going to ask me that question! You know that that is what

:26:48.:26:58.

I do at night, read these things up. Good effort. That is another handy

:26:59.:27:05.

bowl. They have put the opening set behind them. Starting this set well.

:27:06.:27:15.

They have been the better pair, no doubt. Something tactical media

:27:16.:27:22.

towards the end of the second set, or there were a couple of shots

:27:23.:27:26.

available. This is awkward for Jason. You probably have to try to

:27:27.:27:33.

move something, really. The site bowl is ideal. Jason is normally

:27:34.:27:40.

good at the running bowl. He will be slightly under. It will not hurt

:27:41.:27:47.

him, moving that one. But there is only one in it. I think there might

:27:48.:27:59.

be just one shot there. Drying again, not looking for position,

:28:00.:28:06.

Daniel. Worth a pop with the first one in this situation, but does he

:28:07.:28:10.

need it for the second? We will see. The jack goes back. It will not be

:28:11.:28:19.

of real benefit. Another one in the area. Just occasionally you make a

:28:20.:28:26.

horrible war locked and you move back to the draft. If it is only

:28:27.:28:36.

one, I think Jason will be happy to drop one. It looks difficult to

:28:37.:28:42.

score. If you take a read out, all of a sudden you are four or five

:28:43.:28:48.

down. That is a handy bowl. It gives him an angle to come off. Still very

:28:49.:29:04.

difficult to score. It might be worthwhile leaving this one.

:29:05.:29:12.

Occasionally you cannot improve the situation much. The boys are looking

:29:13.:29:22.

closely at this to see there if there is one or two. One would not

:29:23.:29:36.

be bad. I think Damian is leaving to head this time, going around the

:29:37.:29:44.

back. I don't know where his girlfriend, Lucy, is. She is able or

:29:45.:29:52.

herself, very good one. I am not quite sure how you were going to

:29:53.:29:59.

score here, Jason. I think he will be tempted to play this on the other

:30:00.:30:04.

side. Take second and walk away. Because this just isn't worth it. If

:30:05.:30:09.

anything goes wrong here, he is four or five shots down. That is what I

:30:10.:30:17.

am looking at, what Jason said here. If he gets the outside bowl. It

:30:18.:30:23.

could be two anyway, according to lawyers. -- according to Les. The

:30:24.:30:33.

difficulty for him, if you get into this bowl and comes off, he has the

:30:34.:30:37.

angle to come into this other one. And that is just horrible. If he

:30:38.:30:41.

gets the green bowl onto the jack and moves through, he is in all

:30:42.:30:44.

sorts of trouble with two green ones back there. So is it better just to

:30:45.:30:50.

draw on the forehand and just tap it? I think it probably is, just try

:30:51.:30:55.

to secure second. That is not easy. I wouldn't envy the shot he has got

:30:56.:30:59.

to play here. It is a difficult one. I think as you said he is trying to

:31:00.:31:12.

turn his own bowl up for possibly second. It would be great if you

:31:13.:31:19.

came around it for the number one. GROANS FROM CROWD

:31:20.:31:23.

Might have posted slightly away, actually. A little bit unlucky. It

:31:24.:31:44.

was the right shot play. It was. I don't know if it just move the red

:31:45.:31:52.

one slightly further away. Tactics really come into it in a big way.

:31:53.:33:04.

Once again getting off to a good start. Playing good bowls. Yes they

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are. They just have to get over the line.

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Three of four manufacturers are represented there today. Always good

:33:38.:33:50.

to see the good mixture but the one common feature is they are all

:33:51.:33:56.

strong bias. You need a good drawing bowl here, not necessarily the only

:33:57.:34:06.

popular bowls on market that the players here playing with good

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drawing bowls. Good bowls from players. Chances are possibly for

:34:16.:34:24.

Daniel to play a heavy bowl. Good shot there. He was very quick.

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Goodness me. That bowl was away within a second. Sometimes you have

:34:37.:34:47.

to stand back and measure it up and say I am better on the outside. That

:34:48.:34:55.

was only controlled weight. Still the same target for Damian. I would

:34:56.:35:04.

expect him to kick this target. Trying to cover that its a bit more.

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He has moved the jack a little bit. The men might be tempted to try to

:35:11.:35:16.

draw this off. A bit more room. The running bowl still available. I am

:35:17.:35:25.

withdrawing players that I think most players would be driving this.

:35:26.:35:41.

I think he will draw it. You would expect him to hit something here.

:35:42.:35:52.

Good strike. Has taken one out. He didn't play that very aggressively.

:35:53.:36:03.

He could have been more aggressive. Well played, very good. And again.

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Just a draw. Nice draw here from Damian. Happy with second.

:36:24.:36:36.

Click of the fingers, usually an indicator. Still a good head for

:36:37.:36:58.

Jason. That was well played. That scooted

:36:59.:37:23.

along at a fair place. Trailing the jack but jack and the bowl at least

:37:24.:37:34.

3.5 feet. Says the man that when he is there can't tell the difference

:37:35.:37:39.

between two bowls that are six inches away. A lot more confidence

:37:40.:37:49.

from the circles. Not always easy to draw on the pressure is on. Just

:37:50.:38:01.

needs to run a little bit more to make absolutely sure. Doesn't matter

:38:02.:38:19.

where it finished. Single bowl. Always looked good on the way in but

:38:20.:38:23.

it was where it was going to finish. There is a gap. Always a choice. One

:38:24.:38:42.

of the other he will be happy with. Body language says he thinks he is

:38:43.:38:53.

just outside it. If anything he wanted to be on the inside. You

:38:54.:39:00.

would normally get eight taciturn offers.

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Daniller hasn't played many bowls on this side.

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It is a target. Just drawing is it? That is a wise call, very tempting

:41:03.:41:23.

running bowl. But it is wise to get another one in this format. I agree,

:41:24.:41:28.

drawing well. Few expect him to not be too far away. Close. Useful bowl.

:41:29.:41:42.

Something to play with now. Can I get back enough? You could take on

:41:43.:41:49.

bowl wave that it really wasn't sufficient for his needs. It would

:41:50.:41:51.

just be replaced. Good bowls from Les. This is going

:41:52.:42:21.

to be a runner, three down. Les having a little chat. With the

:42:22.:42:33.

decency on the right-hand kitty left. He is in the area. A bit

:42:34.:42:54.

unlucky, still three down. There is more room to draw. Good strike.

:42:55.:43:09.

It is going to be another one in there. Even beating that bowl would

:43:10.:43:20.

be good. You might even get second. Thing would be happy with second or

:43:21.:43:22.

third shot. Not much but he is in bother. Three

:43:23.:43:37.

down. Expected to add another. Probably coming in for another shot.

:43:38.:44:15.

So easy to drop more than that and over correct. That bowl is counting,

:44:16.:44:27.

that is four and measure. The same bowl as his last. For handle, just

:44:28.:44:34.

take a yard off. When you are for or five down there is more pressure. It

:44:35.:44:37.

is a nervy one. Couldn't gauge anything from his

:44:38.:45:01.

reaction. Waiting to see what Daniel is saying. I think he will just

:45:02.:45:05.

sneak up the something that not enough. Probably has third, maybe.

:45:06.:45:14.

If he has served that is good. That is what we were saying about over

:45:15.:45:20.

correcting, so easy. Les reckons its three. Draw another one and the lead

:45:21.:45:31.

disappears. Any movement of the jack could be four. Now it is coming

:45:32.:45:37.

back. Trying to mess with their heads a

:45:38.:45:56.

little bit. Certainly back in the set. Jason managed to hang on in

:45:57.:46:13.

this end. The anything we have not seen so far is the short jack.

:46:14.:46:18.

Everybody has put the jack on the T. That is the gamble they take. The

:46:19.:46:28.

rings were pretty clear that it was four.

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Les put three great bowls in. Going to go shorter this time? A little

:46:40.:46:55.

bit, could be the 27 figures to the feet. Not sure about this. Such a

:46:56.:47:06.

big part of the game. Is two yards beyond where he wanted it. Not where

:47:07.:47:25.

he wanted it. Nobody has tried 24 or 25 metres.

:47:26.:47:36.

He knew it was short. He will correct with the next one.

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That is a danger of getting the jack wrong. You put your opposition in.

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Are you running, Les? That is good, really good. Judy

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Potter in her usual seat. Great supporter of the sport. You normally

:48:55.:49:03.

inform you the colour. You obviously haven't been looking today. I will

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leave that for a day or two because I'll have to look it up on my chart

:49:12.:49:18.

to make sure it is right. Nice to see her here, big supporter of

:49:19.:49:27.

bowls. That is another good bowl. This is very good boring here.

:49:28.:49:36.

Perfect. Now we will see whether Jason is on form in terms of the

:49:37.:49:43.

drive because he has missed the few. Jason had indicated to Les he would

:49:44.:49:48.

play the draw. That is courageous and unusual. And not true. He

:49:49.:50:02.

tricked us all. Good effort. Not far away.

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This is just the run. Possibly not. They might go to the draw now. Any

:50:34.:50:43.

tab on the bowl and he will get the jack moved to the red.

:50:44.:50:55.

Les saying it should be quicker. On the high side.

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I think Les indicated early on and it was fine from the hand. Chance

:51:11.:51:21.

for Damian to add another. The line is good. All about the weight. Wants

:51:22.:51:35.

to be gentle. That is unlucky. Because he has brought the jack out

:51:36.:51:40.

into the open. That is usually a red rag to the bowl when it comes to

:51:41.:51:45.

Jason. Looks like a backhand runner from Jason. Not only that, if he

:51:46.:51:53.

hits it absolutely right all three green bowls could go. As Les has

:51:54.:51:58.

indicated, he has a chance. That was very unlucky, I have to say. One of

:51:59.:52:03.

the times when you do not want to be close to the jack. I have to say

:52:04.:52:07.

this is a big bowl. If he catches this good it gives them the

:52:08.:52:18.

advantage. This is a big one. Harry! That means it is not the inside.

:52:19.:52:28.

Perfect. Not only that, it has landed by the ciders, we will check

:52:29.:52:34.

to see if it is within the confines of the rink. I get the personages

:52:35.:52:40.

from his reaction. -- I get the impression it is. No movement from

:52:41.:52:48.

the umpire. That is accounted one. -- guaranteed. Then it is. Touch on

:52:49.:53:01.

the green, he's not going to go for that, surely? There is a touch on

:53:02.:53:06.

the green. I think he will leave it. There is no way they will beat that

:53:07.:53:16.

one. Declared, one shot. Perfect from Jason, really. I'm lucky he

:53:17.:53:23.

moved the jack into the open. Crucial but it has to go down as an

:53:24.:53:28.

unlucky shot but at the same time a mistake as well. Anything two Fifa I

:53:29.:53:35.

was really good. Botha probably a bit unlucky to move the jack. On

:53:36.:53:40.

another day he taps the front bowl and lands beside it. Just on another

:53:41.:53:48.

day. But in the final of major championships you have to be so

:53:49.:53:49.

careful. Jack length 28.5 metres. Once again

:53:50.:54:33.

long, not much messing about. 2425 to see what would happen. Curious to

:54:34.:54:37.

see who is prepared to take the risk. They planned in the last end

:54:38.:54:44.

to throw in the short run and it went along. It was the Welsh pair

:54:45.:54:49.

who got in first. Big bowl from Jason that turned it around. In this

:54:50.:55:01.

direction Les has played quite well. He says it's not great. I have heard

:55:02.:55:07.

that before. Not great and it ends up three inches away. He was right

:55:08.:55:12.

this time. The line was good. So it has to be short.

:55:13.:56:21.

Not far away. Trying to secure the shot.

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That hasn't helped. Certainly hasn't. That is a problem when you

:57:04.:57:11.

drop short, when you think to yourself you have to be with last

:57:12.:57:13.

bowl. You end up over correcting. That is good. He really is in

:57:14.:57:55.

trouble now. Might have just helped Damian. Makes the head slightly

:57:56.:58:02.

wider. He has to just hope to move something. Just broadening the head,

:58:03.:58:12.

he has made it easier for Damian. Front bowl he is looking at now.

:58:13.:58:19.

Well, has taken one away but it hasn't really helped the situation

:58:20.:58:32.

that much. Right. And on the left Katie, her sister, both very good

:58:33.:58:37.

players. Their father Poseidon, Neill, very good player as well. He

:58:38.:58:44.

has played in many events. Top quality player. I am sure the girls

:58:45.:58:53.

will be discussing this match. They won't be happy that Damian is

:58:54.:59:01.

starting to put pressure on them. -- their father beside them.

:59:02.:59:08.

I had to make sure I got his name right, of course. Good effort.

:59:09.:59:27.

I think obviously the danger is going forward but he's three down.

:59:28.:59:45.

Taking the front on the way is not going to make a lot of difference.

:59:46.:59:49.

He will have the last bowl. The alternative is a draw but that is a

:59:50.:59:54.

tough one as well. It is not an easy backhand draw. He will do well to

:59:55.:00:06.

get close to this. Trying to encourage it up and over. It is a

:00:07.:00:14.

good try. Case in some options with the final delivery.

:00:15.:00:24.

You can see the passion with Daniel. He is a passionate player. You can

:00:25.:00:33.

see the passion, that he really wants this. It is great to see, I

:00:34.:00:39.

love to see that. That is the way it should be if you are going to be a

:00:40.:00:43.

really good player. You have to be passionate about it. Both sets of

:00:44.:00:51.

parents looking slightly worried. I can understand. His girlfriend

:00:52.:00:59.

keeping calm. I think Jason has to cover. There is a green bowl at the

:01:00.:01:06.

back. This will be deep. That is good enough. Takes the

:01:07.:01:30.

danger the way. If it is two you have to think about it more. I think

:01:31.:01:36.

this is a backhand runner. The odds and percentage on the backhand

:01:37.:01:48.

running bowl. Two down, maybe three. Just has to hit any of the green

:01:49.:02:00.

bowls. The last one was not far away. Just needs to go wider. See

:02:01.:02:02.

what happens. He is in the area. He played it

:02:03.:02:25.

well. A lot better than three. Jason's last bowl, the perfect bowl.

:02:26.:02:38.

Played well. Clips the green. Jason's final delivery. Good strike.

:02:39.:02:43.

Don't be too disappointed with that one. In the area. All to play for.

:02:44.:02:55.

A lovely crowd here to see this. They love the pairs. The interaction

:02:56.:03:07.

with the players. The mixed pairs tomorrow. We have had some great

:03:08.:03:17.

mixed pairs finals. Some good games already in this tournament. But it

:03:18.:03:24.

is the men's pairs here. Open pairs. Available to both genders, the open

:03:25.:03:26.

pairs. We sometimes see the women players

:03:27.:03:33.

coming through, winning qualifiers. I have not seen a mixed gender pair

:03:34.:03:52.

getting to the latter stages yet. I'm sure a fee will be writing in,

:03:53.:03:54.

tweeting in. -- a few. Three ladies qualified for the open

:03:55.:04:16.

singles, so they can certainly play. Close again from Les Gillett. It is

:04:17.:04:34.

handy, jack higher. A good bowl in there.

:04:35.:04:41.

You make sure you are arriving with this one because you have your green

:04:42.:04:48.

bowl to push in, the shoulder to rest and the jack to pick up and you

:04:49.:04:52.

do not want to be short and that is what he played. Not far away but two

:04:53.:05:00.

feet down. He tried to be too neat. Two feet through would have been

:05:01.:05:05.

good. It is those bowls that create the pressure all the time. It stacks

:05:06.:05:14.

up. If he puts a front touch here, they will be in control of this end.

:05:15.:05:24.

That is the shoulder I was talking about and that is where you have to

:05:25.:05:31.

be. Not as pretty now as before. In terms of Daniel Salmon. He will not

:05:32.:05:35.

like what he can see. The path to the jack is difficult now.

:05:36.:05:43.

Once again looking for a runner and it was quick. Closer, David. He knew

:05:44.:05:52.

it was halfway up. It was not rubbish. He knew he was not far

:05:53.:06:02.

away. He was very close. You knew it was going to go wrong. One against

:06:03.:06:08.

three and another red to come and it will be one against four on the

:06:09.:06:22.

rink, that is. Three red called. David will be attacking this. I

:06:23.:06:25.

think he has to go past, Jason. Could be tempted with the draw on

:06:26.:06:31.

the forehand. Turn the jack around the corner. Does not need it.

:06:32.:06:34.

Anything deep is good. Big run, Jase. Hurry, hurry. He is

:06:35.:07:03.

looking for the draw shot. I think that is what he was looking for. It

:07:04.:07:14.

is still a drive. But I do not think it has changed Damian's shot. He has

:07:15.:07:19.

to hit the target and a good chance of getting a result. Is he under?

:07:20.:07:27.

One away. That is not as good as it was.

:07:28.:07:35.

That is almost a resignation of dear, oh dear, things are not going

:07:36.:07:45.

quite as good now. But he is committed. Committed to playing the

:07:46.:07:48.

attacking shot with three against him. Could be four. He has no

:07:49.:08:01.

choice, he has to go for this. He has to gamble here.

:08:02.:08:15.

He does not have a big drive. Quite controlled. We cannot see it on the

:08:16.:08:28.

screen that there is a toucher in the ditch. That is a good result. I

:08:29.:08:37.

think he has the shot. He played that well. Played it more

:08:38.:08:45.

aggressively with letting the bowl do the work. Now, Jason, what do you

:08:46.:08:51.

do? He has to try to draw the closest bowl. At least five feet. If

:08:52.:08:58.

it were closer to the ditch, he might be tempted to run the -- the

:08:59.:09:08.

bowl. Good strike. Very good strike. Courageous bowl. Being four down

:09:09.:09:19.

makes up your mind. Yes, it does. He had to hit it and he hit it

:09:20.:09:26.

perfectly. We see the overhead view of the jack on the right-hand side.

:09:27.:09:34.

The umpire slightly indicated green. Steady. Steady. It looks pretty good

:09:35.:09:52.

to me. A lot depends on whether this is two

:09:53.:10:20.

shots or not. Of course you were not worried, Les, you would just

:10:21.:10:26.

chatting like mad, steady. If it is one shot, he will have to run the

:10:27.:10:32.

bowl. If it is two... He will have to drop a second. Most people have

:10:33.:10:40.

suggested it is only one. Take the bowl out. Will he played the

:10:41.:10:49.

courageous shot? I think he will go fast, try to take the bowl out.

:10:50.:11:01.

Quietly determined type player. You can see that in his eyes. It was too

:11:02.:11:06.

wide. A measure for the second. It is

:11:07.:11:17.

important is is only one shot for the Welsh pair.

:11:18.:11:24.

Two shots down two ands to go can be done. Three is hard.

:11:25.:11:39.

-- ends. It is the angle of the jack coming down. It is not a bad angle.

:11:40.:11:56.

The ditches are not really deep. Absolutely right. Knock it off. Very

:11:57.:12:11.

accurate. -- lock. It is not in. Just the one. Everybody was right.

:12:12.:12:17.

We hadn't counted on this one. One to red. To be fair to Jason and

:12:18.:12:40.

Les, they have dominated the last ends. People will be thinking why

:12:41.:12:46.

they have not got a sonic measure to sort things out. I would be totally

:12:47.:12:52.

useless with a sonic measure in that situation, but we have tried them.

:12:53.:12:56.

They do not work. They have been discarded quite quickly. Absolutely.

:12:57.:13:03.

Very rapidly they were put away. A lot of people thought they would

:13:04.:13:06.

work and that is OK. Nothing wrong with that opinion. I have two of

:13:07.:13:13.

them at home. They will be antiques, sometime!

:13:14.:13:20.

All we need is one good bowl. Favourites if they score this end.

:13:21.:13:52.

Some get a look at the umpire's kit, some of the stuff is useful,

:13:53.:14:03.

calipers and things, but when you study it, a lot of the stuff is

:14:04.:14:06.

based on when they were developed. It fundamentally has not changed. A

:14:07.:14:21.

good box measure was invented in the 1900. Exactly. It has not improved

:14:22.:14:25.

anything from the umpire's point of view. I don't think modern

:14:26.:14:31.

technology has done much for that side. You will not find a

:14:32.:14:37.

battery-operated anything in there. There will not be a microchip

:14:38.:14:50.

insight. Good effort, Les. Opened with the backhand and change to the

:14:51.:14:57.

forehand. Played a good bowl. Les over the last three ends has just

:14:58.:15:11.

won the leads battle and that has given control.

:15:12.:15:24.

I think, Jason, the solution is, just do what you want to do, Les.

:15:25.:15:45.

Jason is right. Don't worry about me! That is what he said, you are

:15:46.:15:55.

hard work at times! He is entertaining is Les. He is

:15:56.:15:59.

funny at times, he really is. Jason has called it correctly. Do not need

:16:00.:16:09.

to build the head up any more. He sneaks around the green bowl. Not

:16:10.:16:15.

bad. It is probably a reflection of that home, he does not get a word in

:16:16.:16:21.

with the four girls, that is what it is. Still asking for the draw. He

:16:22.:16:32.

needs to win this end. Cannot afford to go chasing. They need to score.

:16:33.:16:50.

5-0 up to 6-5 down. It is a problem. All of a sudden, that has made the

:16:51.:16:56.

head Egger said it might help Damian. If I would Jason I would

:16:57.:17:02.

cover the spot. I'm sorry, 7-5 down, which is why they need to score this

:17:03.:17:05.

end. Come on, Jase, come on, lad, get up.

:17:06.:17:34.

Come on, Jase. One more go. Well played, mate, very good.

:17:35.:17:41.

They are really going for the win. Trying to get that double. Damian

:17:42.:17:49.

was always going to strike this. It is all on connections. He has a

:17:50.:17:54.

connection. That is not bad. He has gone into the ditch. His own bowl

:17:55.:18:06.

has been so far away at the angle it does not even come into it. But he

:18:07.:18:11.

has opened it up. He has. He has done well. It will be hard to get

:18:12.:18:17.

to. I agree, I do not think this will be easy. Jason is favourite

:18:18.:18:26.

because of the lie. Not only that, he has the bowl holding up the line

:18:27.:18:34.

a little bit more. Two yards away. Normally that would be easy to beat.

:18:35.:18:40.

But it is not really that easy. He has to throw the bowl down and

:18:41.:18:45.

ignore the bowls in the way. Hope you find is a clear path. The line

:18:46.:18:51.

looks good. The line is decent. It is whether he has too much weight or

:18:52.:18:56.

not. Will he pick up the jack? Surely not! What a shot. You have to

:18:57.:19:11.

say. Perfect. Absolutely brilliant. And didn't he need it. The third

:19:12.:19:24.

delivery of Damian's. Perfect bowl. You could say if he had missed the

:19:25.:19:29.

jack, he had enough of it to stop him going in but you have to give it

:19:30.:19:33.

a chance that he did. That was brilliant. Les cannot believe it. It

:19:34.:19:40.

is impossible now for Jason to score here. He will probably try to edge

:19:41.:19:51.

it off. Probably trying to get a good second in. At least two yards

:19:52.:19:56.

for Damian to score a double. Better than the previous. It needs to stop.

:19:57.:20:06.

Same bowl again from Damian. Same line, same weight. Resting his own

:20:07.:20:17.

for a double. It is not a given, but he can afford to be aggressive. The

:20:18.:20:28.

toucher will not go far, apart from into the ditch. Certainly out wide.

:20:29.:20:37.

Needs a clear run. As he caught the red? I think he has. It was too

:20:38.:20:39.

heavy. I said the chances of a tie-break

:20:40.:21:04.

were slim but maybe I was wrong. The chances are maybe thou greater.

:21:05.:21:10.

Absolutely, it is read to get two drawn sets but a fair reflection of

:21:11.:21:15.

the game in many ways because those boys were good for a long part of it

:21:16.:21:21.

but Jason and Les really came back stop the last two, three ends, they

:21:22.:21:35.

have been the better pair. The Welsh pair. You will get a few letters in

:21:36.:21:41.

from the Welsh firms. I love going to Wales. I miss it. -- Welsh fans.

:21:42.:21:53.

In the area. Got the shot. Perfect. He will be happy with that one.

:21:54.:22:51.

I would be surprised if that bowl stays for the whole of the end stop

:22:52.:23:01.

they will be attacking but I think at the moment Jason is rightly

:23:02.:23:03.

building up the head first. He could do well to play this on the

:23:04.:23:32.

other side. Resting on the red bowl. If he gets into good position...

:23:33.:23:42.

He is very close to drawing another. Well played. Gently, gently.

:23:43.:23:53.

Fantastic. He is almost nonchalant. Casually throws it away. Well... It

:23:54.:24:05.

is a bit early for them, but they will take it. Forcing Les to play

:24:06.:24:13.

the weight shot. No point in trying to draw a close one. Oh, he got that

:24:14.:24:19.

away early. Damian will not be going near this

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now. Looking at the position, seeing whether jack will go if connected.

:24:30.:24:36.

Hooked on the inside line. Jase will be at this. I'm curious. Will they

:24:37.:24:41.

go defensive by putting a short bowl in and protecting, or do they go

:24:42.:24:46.

into position? I think they go into position.

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The two players are very knowledgeable.

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Definitely trying to come deep. Not worried about the respot at the

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moment. Jason quite simply has got to strike

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this. He is calling it to draw, but not

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that far away. Taken his own bowl out. Has he lost both? I think he

:25:29.:25:38.

has. That makes it harder. That makes a massive difference by taking

:25:39.:25:43.

the bowl. He has three at the edge and one bowl on the rink. I don't

:25:44.:25:50.

know how Jason is going to get the shot. He has got to do something

:25:51.:25:54.

with this delivery. If he misses this, I think it is gone. So do I, I

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think it is impossible to school then, almost, apart from the perfect

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draw. That is wise in the situation, you do not go near that, you play

:26:06.:26:12.

position and leave it. Right, Jason, this bowl has got to do something.

:26:13.:26:21.

He is better, he is much better. Oh, well. He did well to get the two. I

:26:22.:26:31.

thought by doing that he would have to take his own out completely. One

:26:32.:26:37.

down, Jason will be happy with that result. He certainly will. I thought

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the jack must move and so that was a great strike. Very good results, as

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well. There was no way those two were going out clean and leaving the

:26:50.:26:53.

red one so that is a good result and a good strike, a pressure bowl. He

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is the right man for it, Jase. You would expect Damian to draw another.

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Can you imagine the nerves? 27. Going down to draw for game. I bet

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he wishes he was drawing for game but he will be lying. Effectively

:27:15.:27:17.

drawing for game on the rink. Right, Damian, how close are you

:27:18.:27:34.

going to get? Has he missed it? He is OK, I think. Just OK. He is in

:27:35.:27:41.

their for two, but it is a long way away. Jason quite rightly... He was

:27:42.:27:51.

going up to the head, but he came back, composed himself. Take your

:27:52.:27:56.

time. That is what Les has said. I think Damian was looking for

:27:57.:28:02.

something within six inches to guarantee a drawn set. Jason

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couldn't drive it. Now he is drawing for the match. With all his

:28:06.:28:10.

experience, you have to say you would expect him to get it. I fancy

:28:11.:28:14.

him to certainly get the second. Normally the player would say

:28:15.:28:27.

something. Les is not even looking at the moment. Is he running? I do

:28:28.:28:34.

not think he is up. Hurry, Jase! My goodness, is he there? He is there.

:28:35.:28:41.

I thought he was dropping short but he just managed to get there. Big

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hugs all around. They have won the world pairs. What a great game.

:28:51.:28:56.

Fantastic game. Jason, when he let the bowl go, I did not think it was

:28:57.:29:02.

running. What a pressure bowl. Delighted for the pair of them. All

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those years of experience came to bear on the second part of both

:29:07.:29:13.

sets, after being 5-0 down they came back to lead 7-6 going into the last

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end and with the last bowl, Jason Greenslade draws the shot. Brilliant

:29:22.:29:26.

entertainment. Both pairs contributed greatly to the match.

:29:27.:29:28.

Fantastic final. The two young men, 2721 against the

:29:29.:29:44.

experienced Les Gillett and Jason Greenslade. We expected a good

:29:45.:29:48.

match. Both had come through hard quarters and semis. And it was all

:29:49.:29:55.

for Daniel and Damian at the start. They played so well with a 7-1 lead

:29:56.:30:02.

but saw it disappear with three twos against them. They came back strong

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in next set to go 5-0 in front. Jason was under pressure and then

:30:10.:30:14.

they picked up a big four on the fourth end of the second set what a

:30:15.:30:20.

bowl that was by Damien to secure the shot. Ultimately, it comes down

:30:21.:30:27.

to the big bowl at the right time and Jason Greenslade provided it.

:30:28.:30:33.

Big pressure, big bowl. Big final. Well done, boys.

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Two shots the difference in the second set, plunged not much in it

:30:46.:30:51.

but the bubble man young men were in front. Average shot blend the same,

:30:52.:30:56.

the match played in a similar way and a fantastic performance by both

:30:57.:31:02.

parents. Experience getting the two guys over the line.

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All four players beside me. I want to be proud of, it's very difficult

:31:08.:31:16.

in the aftermath when you've just got next on the line but you both

:31:17.:31:27.

played extremely well. APPLAUSE It was a really good game and could

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have gone either way. Fair play to the boys, played really well. It's

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been a good tournament, congratulations to Jason this final

:31:36.:31:42.

is a new experience for you both. Was there in it that you think. We

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fancy coming back and doing better next time round. Will give it a go

:31:49.:31:56.

again next year. And give it a go. See what happens. Always difficult

:31:57.:32:00.

in the aftermath, really well played both of you, fantastic effort. I

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will talk to the champions now. Jason... APPLAUSE

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I just wanted to ask you what you thought about when you released your

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last bowl. What I thought of, I hoped and prayed, really. We're

:32:23.:32:29.

going to look back at it. Jason has released it, we're going to show

:32:30.:32:34.

everybody one more time. He's shouting come on Jason, what are you

:32:35.:32:39.

thinking what might I never even watched. Anything can happen with

:32:40.:32:42.

Jason, and you're never quite sure what you're going to get. He said he

:32:43.:32:48.

is close and got excited towards the end. Really pleased for Jason.

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Absolutely. This is a new experience for you, liars, Jason winning the

:32:58.:33:03.

world pairs, what does it mean to you? It means everything. What's the

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difference winning it this time around? I think I've enjoyed it more

:33:17.:33:22.

with Jason because he's been quite challenging at times. I'm going to

:33:23.:33:30.

have to ask you to explain that. Very frustrating, he seems to bowl a

:33:31.:33:34.

few wayward ones and finds a good one when it matters and that's what

:33:35.:33:37.

he did at the end, fair play to him. At the end of the day he played a

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brilliant last end and won as the game. Thanks very much. APPLAUSE

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Did you describe your relationship as a father-son relationship. Jason

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did, he's older than me. Yes, the father has got the bottle of whiskey

:33:56.:33:58.

in his room, so we're drinking that later. Fantastic effort from Damian

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and Daniel but your champions. Jason Greenslade and Les Gillett. -- you

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are champions. It is time for the presentation and

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to make the presentation we have the managing director John Potter and

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the chief Executive of the world bowls tour, Mr Richard Madison.

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Receiving their runners-up cheque, ladies and gentlemen, how about

:34:39.:34:41.

these guys from Wales, give it up for Damian Doubler and Daniel

:34:42.:34:43.

Salmon. APPLAUSE Now to the winners, to receive a

:34:44.:35:10.

lying and glass goblet each, a check and a title for the 2017 world

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indoor pairs champion, James Gillett and Jason Greenslade.

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how about that? Ladies and gentlemen, one more time, the World

:35:26.:35:52.

Indoor Pairs World champions. Huge congratulations, fantastic

:35:53.:36:14.

effort seeing off Damian and Daniel. Let's remind you of what's coming up

:36:15.:36:20.

on the BBC just after the bowls today, highlights from the

:36:21.:36:22.

Australian Open, you can see what happened between Johanna Konta and

:36:23.:36:30.

Ekaterina Makarova. They met we switch our attention to the singles

:36:31.:36:33.

competition. We're going to have a look at how Mickey Brett gets on in

:36:34.:36:39.

his match. The next match taking place. -- Nick Brett. Andrew Kyle is

:36:40.:36:51.

on his first appearance. We'll hear from the defending champion as he

:36:52.:36:53.

reflects on his success from 12 months ago.

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It's fabulous to be back. World Championships of any sport, it's

:37:03.:37:11.

fabulous to be apart. Luckily last year I was lucky enough to get my

:37:12.:37:16.

name on the trophy. Obviously fantastic to be back. Even driving

:37:17.:37:20.

back down with a smile on your face looking forward to coming back to

:37:21.:37:25.

where the happy memories. Two o'clock start, seemed to go for

:37:26.:37:30.

another, seem like six o'clock in the evening when we started. Both

:37:31.:37:33.

pretty nervous, first final for both of us. A real good one, last bowl of

:37:34.:37:40.

the first set to get a draw out of said that wasn't looking like going

:37:41.:37:53.

my way. First game of the second, managed to get four. All of a sudden

:37:54.:38:02.

I have something to hang onto, not to do anything silly whether it was

:38:03.:38:08.

a better set than the first set, I don't know to be honest, not really

:38:09.:38:14.

too worried. Just a case of doing enough from then on them to be in

:38:15.:38:21.

front come the end of the 11th ends. Has to make contact, if it misses

:38:22.:38:25.

it's all over. It's gone, Roberts already clapping and Nick Brett has

:38:26.:38:34.

won the world singles. Needs to be improved a little bit but not

:38:35.:38:37.

worried about that, if I keep doing it a few more times, that will be

:38:38.:38:43.

fantastic, maybe I can have my legs a bit straighter in the next one.

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Fabulous to have my wife and two girls with the photos. Seeing you at

:38:49.:38:54.

the world champion, doesn't get any better. Extra pressure the first

:38:55.:38:59.

round, everyone is looking at how he's going, is he going good? My

:39:00.:39:04.

opponent is a good player, that a number of times internationally, not

:39:05.:39:12.

in singles but in fours games. Last time he beat me in the British Isles

:39:13.:39:18.

fours final. I have to be on my game. Hopefully I can be and

:39:19.:39:25.

hopefully it's as good -- it's a good spectacle, and if I'm meant to

:39:26.:39:29.

win, then good, if I don't, I had a great time last year and try as hard

:39:30.:39:33.

as I can this year. I've played this game for 30 years and if you told me

:39:34.:39:37.

I was ever going to be world champion I'd be laughing at you. To

:39:38.:39:42.

say I am and other people do as he loads of questions about it when you

:39:43.:39:46.

go around every club and play competitions and people ask you

:39:47.:39:49.

loads of questions, it doesn't get any better.

:39:50.:39:54.

It's been a fantastic run for Nick Brett over the past couple of years.

:39:55.:40:03.

He has had the most wonderful spell, the best player in the world, ranked

:40:04.:40:07.

number one and the defending champion, what has been the

:40:08.:40:11.

difference in why he's gone from a pretty decent player, top ten, to

:40:12.:40:15.

being the top man? I think really what's happened is that he's learned

:40:16.:40:19.

how to play the rink and how to play the opposition, before that he was

:40:20.:40:24.

quite flamboyant player, very aggressive, very early, he's learned

:40:25.:40:29.

to take that into a position where he commands the game. How does he

:40:30.:40:32.

approach this year 's championship because only man in the last two

:40:33.:40:38.

Becketts has successfully defended the title and that's Alex Marshall,

:40:39.:40:41.

he's won the title six times, how does the challenge this year differ

:40:42.:40:48.

for Nick Brett? Defending champion is difficult, the first run for any

:40:49.:40:53.

of the top seeds is hard, it will be tough against Andy Kyle but it's all

:40:54.:40:57.

about playing his normal game, he doesn't feel the pressure that way,

:40:58.:41:01.

he just wants to play well and if he plays well very few people can beat

:41:02.:41:06.

him. The man trying to beat him as Andrew Kyle, let's do what he has to

:41:07.:41:09.

say about playing the defending champion. Where you want to be is

:41:10.:41:18.

playing at this level. It's my first time here and I know I want to go

:41:19.:41:25.

out there and do my best. If I do that I'll get somewhere close. He

:41:26.:41:31.

has no weaknesses that are apparent. I just go out there and try to play

:41:32.:41:37.

my own game and see for it takes me. Hopefully it's enough. I think I

:41:38.:41:41.

played at the top level and I've proved I can do it, I can compete.

:41:42.:41:49.

If I draw my game, my best strength is drawing and not get distracted by

:41:50.:41:57.

how Nick plays his game. To any ball against the pinnacle, the biggest

:41:58.:42:03.

tournament in our indoor sport. This is my first time here and you strive

:42:04.:42:08.

every year to try to qualify to get their and if you get there, get a

:42:09.:42:15.

run in it. I want to take my chance. On paper, Andrew Kyle looks to have

:42:16.:42:20.

an uphill task against Nicky Brett, you know him pretty well. What does

:42:21.:42:25.

he have that gives him a big chance? He's got the all-round game, that's

:42:26.:42:28.

the thing with Andy. Been around a long time, more than people realise,

:42:29.:42:32.

Irish titles, British titles and that's one of the things that bring

:42:33.:42:36.

you through two major events. He is one of those players that's just

:42:37.:42:40.

underneath. You know he's very good but he can take on the best. It's

:42:41.:42:44.

good to be a tough one. Can you see him upsetting the apple cart? I

:42:45.:42:47.

don't think so purely on the basis of the experience that Nick brings

:42:48.:42:53.

to it, I don't think so. Don't be surprised if Nick just press buyers

:42:54.:42:57.

a little bit in this match. We look forward to seeing Moscow to happen.

:42:58.:43:01.

The defending champion getting his campaign underway, so time to hand

:43:02.:43:03.

over to our MC. The first player from Canterbury

:43:04.:43:12.

antrum one day singles championship -- country

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your appreciation please for Andrew Kyle.

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And this world number one has proven time and time again what a

:43:23.:43:43.

formidable opponent he can be. Former Scottish international open

:43:44.:43:46.

and defending world indoor singles champion, give it up for Nicky

:43:47.:43:48.

Brett. King forward to seeing how Nick

:43:49.:44:09.

Brett goes this afternoon against Andrew Kyle, will head up to the

:44:10.:44:10.

commentary box. Nick Brett, this could be an

:44:11.:45:12.

interesting and testing game for him. It's the first round, not

:45:13.:45:16.

really the easiest when you think the British Isles player. Andrew

:45:17.:45:21.

Kyle, you certainly know more about him than I do. Speaking to Nicky

:45:22.:45:25.

yesterday and he knows this could be a hard game. Andrew has been around

:45:26.:45:30.

a game for a long time and played with him in the international team,

:45:31.:45:33.

one of the younger players that was coming through. You're going to take

:45:34.:45:41.

some credit with Andy does well? Popped me into third with Andrew for

:45:42.:45:45.

a few years and an established skip in the international team. Didn't

:45:46.:45:49.

need me to help with that but I've moved on onto a younger skip with

:45:50.:45:56.

Gary Kelly. Andrew Kyle is a lot of British titles and a lot of national

:45:57.:46:01.

titles. And a very experienced player. One green.

:46:02.:46:14.

He can play all the shots as well, he's a good running bowl player but

:46:15.:46:21.

the key to his game is the draw as well. That's absolutely essential,

:46:22.:46:25.

not one of these players that will pop at everything. APPLAUSE

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In many ways he reminds me of Nicky Brett from six or seven years ago.

:46:33.:47:01.

All the talent but need the opportunities. Just needs a

:47:02.:47:07.

breakthrough, doesn't he? Just one big win for a couple of big wins and

:47:08.:47:13.

you're into the top 16. But it's not easy to play Nicky. World champion,

:47:14.:47:20.

world number one. He knows the game. Another one coming in. That's very

:47:21.:47:24.

good. Really good leading draw bowls. Just a draw for Nicky, such a

:47:25.:47:32.

good running player but this is just a draw.

:47:33.:47:41.

Going early. Doesn't look like a running shot butties in the area.

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He's got his own, no change. Two shots, Andrew Kyle. This will be

:47:53.:47:58.

testing for Nick but you have to go through it. Not even a question

:47:59.:48:05.

about being favourite. This will be about how much Nick can put the

:48:06.:48:11.

pressure on the Andy Kyle with regards to playing the running

:48:12.:48:12.

bowls. Andrew's and international skip so

:48:13.:48:23.

could play the running bowl, shouldn't hold any fears if Nicky

:48:24.:48:28.

starts to draw closely. Just about different shots. Yes, the hard shots

:48:29.:48:33.

on the ones in between, the lack of knowledge of the rink is very hard

:48:34.:48:38.

and Andy was playing national championships over the weekend, had

:48:39.:48:42.

to come here and miss out on a couple of finals. He's going to try

:48:43.:48:48.

to make this worthwhile. Good correction there from Andy. I

:48:49.:49:36.

should say early in this match that Nick Brett is known as Nicky to

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almost everyone on the same with Andrew Kyle is known as Andy.

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Close again. First two bowls, that's the key to his singles play. Last

:49:53.:50:04.

bowl, the gap is four inches. Good outdoor player as well, Andy

:50:05.:50:20.

Kyle. Been on the edge for consideration for major

:50:21.:50:27.

championships. Good try here. Good bowl. The sort of player that can

:50:28.:50:37.

fit in to the Commonwealth Games, World Championship teams at number

:50:38.:50:42.

two and number three. Not happened yet but may do in the future but he

:50:43.:50:49.

is that sort of. I would agree, can easily fit into the Irish team. Just

:50:50.:50:55.

a draw year, and do not come to have a look at this, just a four hand

:50:56.:51:00.

draw. The umpire has indicated probably read. This target will be

:51:01.:51:05.

the three bowls at the back. Just trying to get back to the

:51:06.:51:18.

outside red one, not going to make it. Chance here for Nick to pick up

:51:19.:51:25.

a four, the only thing about playing four hand, he'd already pleaded,

:51:26.:51:29.

Andy, but the backhand would have been covered as well. Could have

:51:30.:51:33.

played that, but I agree with you, Nicky moves this jack Senior inches

:51:34.:51:37.

he could pick up four. First big chance for Nicky. -- if he moves

:51:38.:51:45.

this jack a few inches. Fancies this one, does he have the running? I

:51:46.:51:51.

don't think he does. That's a missed chance. He knew that was a chance,

:51:52.:51:52.

he slapped his thigh. There's one thing that won't affect

:51:53.:52:16.

Andy and that's the crowd. I know the character of the man and that

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won't affect him. He doesn't do the pressure that way. The doll about

:52:20.:52:23.

whether he plays well or not and she'll have to play well to stick

:52:24.:52:28.

with Nicky Brett but she'll be concentrating on his game. Quite a

:52:29.:52:36.

quiet character. Is that right? Yes, he is. I know of the green as well

:52:37.:52:42.

and had many chats with him and he thinks about the game. It takes us

:52:43.:52:52.

opportunities very seriously and the sort of guy always happy to have

:52:53.:52:55.

around the rink. Very good. The type of bowls you got

:52:56.:53:33.

to play if you're going to try to beat Nicky. Get in first.

:53:34.:53:45.

A lot of qualifiers come through and as you know, some don't play indoors

:53:46.:53:53.

very much in some other countries but when you come across somebody of

:53:54.:53:58.

international standard and Nick will now Andy quite well in terms of

:53:59.:54:04.

playing against Ireland in the home internationals, so Nick knows

:54:05.:54:08.

exactly what he's up against. Again, I was speaking to Nicky last night

:54:09.:54:12.

and he did see exactly what you said, if you're up against an

:54:13.:54:15.

international player you know that they can play. Good covering bowl

:54:16.:54:25.

that from Andrew. Little tactical end this one. Nick certainly

:54:26.:54:33.

reaching with this one. If it passes the head it gives him a chance with

:54:34.:54:34.

the final delivery. Andy won't be happy with that one.

:54:35.:55:00.

Anything past, he had all the opportunities then to even take a

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gamble. Adomah what's happened with that but it's a long way away and a

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shake of the head. I assume he didn't get the delivery right.

:55:08.:55:21.

Nicky just trying to reach the reviewer. Inside his own bowl, try

:55:22.:55:36.

to spring the jack. Wasn't far away. A tentative draw on the forehand,

:55:37.:55:40.

probably just a little drift round on the high side. I think he could

:55:41.:55:45.

play either side. They a good opening bowl on the backhand side,

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so interested to see which hand he's going to play here. Forehand is

:55:50.:55:54.

safer, I think that is what he's got to play. This will be the high line

:55:55.:55:59.

drift. Yes. Throw it out, let it come back, if it comes back within

:56:00.:56:06.

six inches jack high. Headline is very good. How is the pace. Well

:56:07.:56:18.

played, fantastic. Great bowl. Two shots Andrew Kyle. Score 1-4 after

:56:19.:56:31.

she ends. -- three. Tough game for the defending champion, nine ends in

:56:32.:56:43.

each set. It is even, it is a shot clock, doesn't happen in the first

:56:44.:56:47.

delivery and of course we have our time at as well. Jacklin 's 28.5

:56:48.:56:56.

metres. Don't recall anybody losing their bowl. The last couple of days

:56:57.:57:03.

I've been here. I don't think so, David. Very easy to run out of time

:57:04.:57:09.

when you're concentrating on what shot to play. Once again, another

:57:10.:57:20.

good. That's great. Great bowling. First bowl getting close every time.

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If Nicky Brett didn't think so beforehand and I'm sure he did, he

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knows he's now in a game. Good reply. APPLAUSE

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That's what you want to avoid, losing the bowl against Nick Brett

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and that's a lost bowl down there. He had won in the last end as well,

:58:10.:58:15.

just got to concentrate on every bowl, make every bowl count. That's

:58:16.:58:20.

what Nick is good at. Good bowl but still green. Just behind with this

:58:21.:58:24.

one. Gentle, gentle, Andy, you do not

:58:25.:58:52.

want that jack. That's a mistake, obviously. Shouldn't have been

:58:53.:58:59.

anywhere near it. Bit unlucky but he was lying one, but now two down. Bit

:59:00.:59:08.

of a Christmas gift, Adelaide one four Nick Brett but he's got a

:59:09.:59:15.

chance to add to it. Anything behind the jack would have been useful

:59:16.:59:24.

there. And now he's in bother. Backhand draw is on but could also

:59:25.:59:28.

be slightly more aggressive on the backhand if he fancies it. He can

:59:29.:59:32.

afford to be under the circumstances. I don't think he'd be

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any worse off even if he hits it his own front bowl, it could come into

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the head. Shaping up draw. Very straight on the mat. Just playing in

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between. That's a tough one. Needs help. That's a tough one to play. I

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think it was a draw for a fast runner.

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Suddenly this is going to come back very quickly now for Nicky Brett.

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In singles you do not want to give the shot way but to give two way is

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tough. He was unlucky. He could've gotten edge and the front bowl and

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it would have taken him around perfectly but this could be costly.

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Just the two, that's not too bad. Nicky Brett scores two. You have to

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put disappointment behind you and move on.

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Started very well to put a lot of good bowls down. Players settled in

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very quickly. It is always difficult after the pairs final and all the

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excitement to come on. The crowd have been moving about. A very good

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bowl. A chance with this. A positive line.

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Moves the jack. Well played. Good shot. Good arriving draw, making

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sure you are reaching through it. Two or three chances. Picked it up

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nice and clean. Will he get back? Just enough. What

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do we call that? He was certainly reaching. Just caught the jackpot

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deserves it. This is the point, you need to be there. If he had missed

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it he was coming into a good position just behind. At least two

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feet heavy. It is all part of the game. Unlucky the last maybe

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slightly fortunate there. -- last end.

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Well played, Nicky Brett. That is a great bowl. He was on the backhand

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previously but he had to find new line map grown, new weight. -- he

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had to find new line, new weight. Andy will have to just reach with

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this one. Four, five feet away. He is not sure. It is a swinging bowl

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he uses. As soon as you are down the narrow lie. The two guys do not know

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each other that well. I think both players will be happy to keep their

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concentration. Nicky doesn't chat too much with his opponents. 27 and

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a half metres. 27 and a half. It is good to have

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the relaxed atmosphere and two guys with mutual respect, which is always

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handy. Sometimes you get the odd qualifier coming through, maybe does

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not give the respect to the top players and just gets on the green

:05:55.:06:00.

thinking, I am going to take you out. A healthy respect for your

:06:01.:06:09.

opponent is always useful. Both players are international skips.

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They can both play. This just needs to run. Good bowling.

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Just lacking with that one. Both players favouring different hands.

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Shows that the rink is playable on either side. Nicky B backhand, Andy

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Lee forehand. -- Andy with the forehand, Nicky with the backhand.

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Andy still feeling comfortable on the forehand.

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It just needs to run. It needs to hurry. He has just rocked it short

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which is a problem. Any movement at all and he makes a four. This has

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been a loose end, Andy's loosest of the game. Will he be punished by

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Nicky's final delivery? This could hurt. He will be looking for it. He

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is running after it, he might like this. Any movement of the jack. He

:08:22.:08:22.

is close. Well, drawn number two. Same bowl from Andy. Still the

:08:23.:08:40.

forehand drawer. I don't think he will be attacking this. -- draw.

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The danger is always when you have played three shot bowls, you tend to

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push it through. It is the overcorrection, isn't it?

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Sometimes you are tempted to move on to the other side, start over again.

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4-1 in front, now 6-4 down. Getting into his stride. Two of those shots

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were gifted to him. Andy does not look like a player who

:09:41.:10:44.

has not played other portable rink in the World Championships. Is this

:10:45.:10:48.

the first time? I think they qualified through earlier rounds to

:10:49.:10:53.

get through, but this is the first... The first in the singles,

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from memory. In terms of the championship I am

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talking about. He had to come through the pre-qualifiers so he has

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played on from that. Still looking quite good. Nick having to keep his

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focus on the game to keep Andrew Kyle at bay.

:11:28.:11:38.

That is a handy bowl. If he wants a shot here, it will be hard to get on

:11:39.:11:47.

the backhand. It looks more like a forehand shot. It does.

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The line is good. How is the pace, Andy? Very close. Great bowl. Well

:12:01.:12:07.

played, Andy. Forehand side, rest of the bowl onto

:12:08.:12:20.

the jack. In the meantime, Nicky Brett has been sprinting back to the

:12:21.:12:24.

mat. He does not waste any time. He does not! Time-outs, what are

:12:25.:12:33.

time-outs, Nicky says. Waste of time! Fast player and good player

:12:34.:12:41.

from the point of view it keeps the game going. He gets on with things.

:12:42.:12:47.

You have to be careful here, Andy, you are lying one, but it is very

:12:48.:12:54.

dangerous to add another. I think he will be erring on the wide side.

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6-5 with two ends to play, that's OK. I think it is there to say it is

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on the wide side. I think so. A smile from Nick Brett. There was

:13:16.:13:33.

absolutely no way that was going to be a situation of trying to draw

:13:34.:13:43.

another. Two ends. One shot here for Andy Kyle to have a shoot out for

:13:44.:13:47.

the first set, which is always great.

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Just dropping short on this forehand. Needs to get that one in

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first. Not only that, he has been playing it very well. Leaving Nick

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the open hand. The last end in this direction he'd dropped short on the

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forehand and it gave him problems. Drop short three times.

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Overcorrected on the last bowl but the backhand has been the hand that

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has been favoured by most players in this direction. Most have not led on

:14:54.:14:58.

this. One or two have. Jamie Chestney house, but most have led on

:14:59.:15:04.

the backhand. It is dropping a bit but coming across. Two short bowls.

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Remembering it from the last time and thinking, well, time to change.

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I agree. If I were Andy I think I would be playing the backhand now.

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Forced onto the forehand with his final two deliveries. That is

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dropping a little bit, as well. I wonder if it is just pulling up.

:15:32.:15:39.

Possibly just a little bit heavier. As you know, whenever you lose a

:15:40.:15:48.

crowd after a final, it is not easy because things change. Doors open,

:15:49.:15:54.

the air changes. A little bit of atmospheric pressure is different.

:15:55.:15:58.

This looks better. It looks like the winner. Gentle, gentle. Good effort.

:15:59.:16:14.

Well played. Not an easy head this for Nicky. Taking his time on this

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one. He is tempted to run it. That is what he is playing. It looks

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under. He is getting there now. Needs a good result. That is a

:16:29.:16:34.

killer. That is a killer of a result. He was on target, in the

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area. He was really under. Caught the bowl. Apologises. That is a

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massive thing in a game like this. This is a shocker to recover out of

:16:54.:16:54.

this one. Rightly so, Andy taking his time.

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Not easy. Probably backhand draw. So little available. Running bowls not

:17:16.:17:21.

available through the gap, so narrow. Working at it in a way,

:17:22.:17:32.

thinking, my goodness me. Is there any thing for him? It is just the

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perfect draw. He is very undecided, he really is. He has to settle

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himself down and play the positive shot. I think it is a backhand draw.

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That is what he is playing, I think. He is reaching with this crazy

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weight, he won't get back. It is a good effort but you will miss it

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there all day. That is the problem, it has to be absolutely perfect. The

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line was good, but it shows you what can happen. You are on a good game.

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A little bit of luck has gone Nick's way with Andrew giving away two

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shots, but that was massive. A big result for Nicky. Possibility of

:18:24.:18:31.

scoring three. Regardless, two will put him in the driving seat. He will

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be happy with two. Will he ever. Out of that end. He will be delighted.

:18:40.:18:44.

Nick will always turn around and acknowledge fortuitous results. He

:18:45.:18:50.

knows himself the impact that bowl would have had. I think he is

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speaking to Andy and I am sure they are discussing the third. He was in

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the area, I agree. He got a good result. That is the best way to

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describe it. It was a key moment. Big, big. Favourite take opening

:19:11.:19:16.

set, is Nicky. Andy has to try to manufacture a

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three. He has to make sure he is reaching with all bowls. The first

:19:57.:20:01.

bomb dropped by. Making it harder to score three. Even a yard through

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would have given him a chance. He would have been hopeful his first

:20:10.:20:50.

one was going into that position. It gives him something to work with.

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Yes, it does. Not all lost. A chance for a three. He will be trying to

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close the head down. Tried to get his own bowl on the inside to get a

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red and then the jack. He will have to do something with this bowl.

:21:12.:21:16.

Change the head slightly. As long as this is passed, it gives him a

:21:17.:21:23.

chance. He will have to hurry. Oh, dear. If that is short, it is

:21:24.:21:28.

impossible. Well, I don't see anything for him now. Very difficult

:21:29.:21:36.

now for Andy to score a three. I wouldn't be surprised if it tries to

:21:37.:21:40.

change his hand to spread them a little bit. Sticking with it.

:21:41.:22:01.

That is just about everything covered. There is a shot inside but

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I do not think he can generate the weight to get the two bowls out and

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stay. I think it is impossible. I don't think there is a three here.

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It is just going to be the first set quite simply to Nicky Brett. He is

:22:23.:22:28.

under. Hard shot. He had to try it but hard shot.

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Ted - five scoreline in the first set to Nick Brett. That is a

:22:35.:22:43.

flattering scoreline, it is fair to save. One of two big ends. The

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penultimate end, Nicky scoring the double.

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Fine margins is what we say all the time. On another day, it goes

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against you, so you take it while you can because you never know when

:23:15.:23:21.

it will bite back. Nicky will be happy. To the opening set, which you

:23:22.:23:29.

always want to do against the unseeded player. Puts you in the

:23:30.:23:30.

driving seat. A bit short again. slightly short of length this time.

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The little dots are a metre apart so he can tell roughly jack length is

:24:33.:24:38.

in terms of distance. That is what the officials use. That has framed

:24:39.:24:43.

it now. This is too tempting for Nicky. Yes. He is under. Again he

:24:44.:24:52.

has got something out of it and to be honest, that is not bad for Andy

:24:53.:24:59.

Kyle. Again, a chance for Andy to add another. He has played a good

:25:00.:25:05.

end. Nicky is shaking his head. He was always under with that runner.

:25:06.:25:07.

Again he got something out of it. Second shot coming in but he will

:25:08.:25:27.

frame it. Damage limitation. Take one out, jack through. Should be

:25:28.:25:34.

closer with this. There it goes. I don't think he has got a great

:25:35.:25:40.

result. It will go under the respot but I do not think he will be any

:25:41.:25:47.

worse off. The touching bowl, so that will be marked. Stays live in

:25:48.:25:56.

the ditch. Certainly one green. You can see the red bowl. It has been

:25:57.:26:06.

marked as a toucher. Could be two green so a big chance for Andy to

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score a treble. I would put you down to score another one here. Two

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yards! What do you think? LAUGHTER Will stop you are not answering.

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Are you not talking to me? I am trying to work out how he will get

:26:28.:26:37.

it right. Another three, I think. It shows that it can work against you

:26:38.:26:44.

as well. Two. Not the best result for Nick. He hit the target. Got a

:26:45.:26:50.

bad result. It is a silly old game! Sometimes it goes for you, sometimes

:26:51.:26:56.

it doesn't. A good start from Andrew. He played a good end. I only

:26:57.:27:04.

phone you when I have something to say. You know that. I do not like to

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text you too much because I know you can't read them! Needed to start

:27:11.:27:17.

with a good opening set. Played it well.

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Andy is a service manager for a multi franchise car dealership in

:27:33.:27:44.

Belfast. I was up there one day and got a chance to have a run out in

:27:45.:27:53.

one of the cars. Mega fast. Fiat 500, it was great! Felt like a

:27:54.:27:58.

teenager. Speeding away, where you? Within the limits, of course.

:27:59.:28:03.

I was glad to get back to my sensible, more comfortable car.

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You like your cars. Indeed. Sadly, I am a petrol head. Well, Nicky, two

:28:15.:28:33.

feet of your last delivery. Just needs to drop this town and here it

:28:34.:28:38.

comes. Will it make the trip? Not quite centre rink.

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Andy has turned his back on this one.

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Will he hold? No, he is well under. A chance here.

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Gentle, gentle. Does not want to get to the jack too quickly. That is a

:29:27.:29:51.

very good bowl. Nicky tempted here because there is a squeeze through

:29:52.:29:56.

of the red. He does not hesitate in playing the quick bowl. He has not

:29:57.:30:00.

even travelled up the green to look at the head. Well, I think he has

:30:01.:30:10.

possibly got the shot. Good bowl. Yes, he got the results. It is

:30:11.:30:17.

swings and roundabouts. He was in the area and got a nice bounce of

:30:18.:30:21.

the jack. The other side of the coin was he could've got three or four.

:30:22.:30:32.

Yes. In the area. Just very rare that Nick misses things that

:30:33.:30:33.

distance. Andy just looking to add 15 inches

:30:34.:32:13.

on his previous delivery. Trying to secure a good second shot and

:32:14.:32:18.

anything deep will give him chances. Just past it coming home. Making

:32:19.:32:21.

sure he was arriving that time. Close here. Got a chance with this

:32:22.:32:42.

one. Doesn't want to push it too much. He's tucked it away, made it

:32:43.:32:56.

harder for Andy. Three shots. Might have to follow that, though think

:32:57.:33:00.

he's got much of a choice. This is awkward. Sticking to the draw and

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the wider line. This isn't easy. Looks to be cutting, going to have

:33:13.:33:18.

to get the inside road now. Just needed a little bit more. Not bad.

:33:19.:33:27.

Still two down. Two down and took one off but another bowl in hand,

:33:28.:33:31.

the next one will be a bit aggressive. I think so. Nicky needs

:33:32.:33:43.

another one in here. Looks good with this. Short bowl almost coming in.

:33:44.:33:49.

That forces the issue now. Forward runner from Andy. These are the hard

:33:50.:33:59.

shots now. There are lots of chances, bowls to come in. Get a

:34:00.:34:05.

result even if Nicky Short bowls. I'm sure this will be the forehand

:34:06.:34:15.

runner. I wrote called. -- time-out called.

:34:16.:34:25.

This will not be easy. He forced into it. Can't see him being any

:34:26.:34:38.

worse off. Make sure that he is positive, really positive. I think

:34:39.:34:42.

years, putting this the right way. He's got a chance. He's very

:34:43.:34:49.

unlucky. He's very unlucky because he was coming in the right

:34:50.:34:53.

direction, not going away from him and he still losing three.

:34:54.:34:56.

Absolutely horrible. 4-2 after three ends. Good end for

:34:57.:35:12.

Nicky, played it well. When you play a bowl you know is going away from

:35:13.:35:19.

the head and you hit something, you want to get something on the way.

:35:20.:35:25.

Sometimes if it's your day you catch the jack full. Unfortunately in

:35:26.:35:30.

Andy's case he sliced the jackpot wasn't far away. -- sliced the jack

:35:31.:35:37.

but wasn't far away. He's making Nick Brett work for

:35:38.:36:30.

this. Said is. Played well, Andy, played steady. Apart from two

:36:31.:36:39.

unfortunate results he could be in a healthier position. Has stuck with

:36:40.:36:40.

him well. Close again. Very good. I think Nick

:36:41.:37:02.

will be attacking this. Confidence in the running ball. Often preferred

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the forehand runner but he's never far away with any running ball.

:37:11.:37:18.

Looks high. That's a bad result. As far away as I've seen him actually.

:37:19.:37:24.

With his running bowl so far. Nicky in a bit of trouble, just one ball

:37:25.:37:30.

at the head that's four feet short. Chance for Andy to add a third here.

:37:31.:37:38.

Nick trotting up and down as he always does. Number three coming in,

:37:39.:37:45.

wants to miss the green. It's not bad because it's behind the jack,

:37:46.:37:52.

certainly didn't want to stay beside it. Problems, problems. What's he

:37:53.:38:01.

going to do? Backhand? Damage limitation, take two out. He could

:38:02.:38:07.

draw it but it's hard. Backhand with weight, needs to hold the ball

:38:08.:38:13.

nicely. Percentage shot, needs to hold. Is Nicky's ball going to stay

:38:14.:38:22.

on the green? He's hoping it is. I bet he is. Certainly one down. He's

:38:23.:38:30.

OK, within the confines. If that ball went another couple of turns he

:38:31.:38:37.

was quick to be four down. The ball at the top of the screen has just

:38:38.:38:42.

stayed in the rink. Just one to Andy Kyle. Plenty of room to draw

:38:43.:38:49.

another. Nick was rated into the middle of that. It was a good hit

:38:50.:38:56.

but just the way it broke away. Nicky was the down, probably going

:38:57.:38:57.

to end up losing two. Played it well. Well, took that one

:38:58.:39:17.

away quick. Did they take the third shot away? They did, Nicky took it

:39:18.:39:25.

away. If that's the case he had a horrible result was the opening

:39:26.:39:31.

bowl. Absolutely horrible because it was a good bowl them this time he

:39:32.:39:35.

got a bad result. But the second bowl out of it. This is for four.

:39:36.:39:39.

Looks like it. Dan McManus sorted that out, just

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touches the red bowl and says that's the next shot. APPLAUSE

:40:06.:40:06.

. First time we've had the double Dans

:40:07.:40:11.

out. Will, it's fair to say that the lack

:40:12.:40:27.

and the rubs have started to even out about all that in this match.

:40:28.:40:32.

That was a bad result. Yes, Nicky hit the target. More about the

:40:33.:40:38.

timing sometimes. The ball onto the jack a bit unlucky. I think Andy

:40:39.:40:45.

Kyle probably deserves to be keeping this set tight. Hasn't played badly

:40:46.:40:46.

at all. Not many games have got as much

:40:47.:40:58.

fortune and unlucky results in the match. Quite a few in this one.

:40:59.:41:10.

Moving to the red button to continue this game in a few minutes, so

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please get ready for that. Just the wrong side of the road bowl

:41:15.:41:53.

with that one and Nick will be looking to add another. -- the red

:41:54.:42:02.

bowl. Nicky's opening bowl a foot short, so room to grow another. --

:42:03.:42:05.

draw another. Still no need for Andy to change.

:42:06.:42:15.

It's a useful bowl but it's not going to do much. Was looking to

:42:16.:42:21.

draw another one. Just a draw for Andy, got a foot to draw the shot.

:42:22.:42:33.

This looks very close. All about weight can he get it back. A few

:42:34.:42:39.

falls in he may have the shot. Just needs to drop in after

:42:40.:42:57.

adjusting the wait. might change hands now, use that as

:42:58.:43:19.

a shoulder. Andy Kyle with the last bowl in this and trying to change

:43:20.:43:24.

onto the backhand. Drop off the ball and get the shot.

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The end of our coverage on BBC Two, highlight of this drilling open

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tennis. The bowls continue on the red button which hosts the evening

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session, also available online. Highlights of altered images on BBC

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I do enjoy doing this, it's challenging brain surgery.

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You've got a very fragile-looking aneurysm.

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Rishi Persad introduces live coverage from Hopton-On-Sea in Norfolk of the most prestigious tournament in world indoor bowls.

The first final of the week is the pairs, won in 2016 by the Scottish duo of Darren Burnett and Stewart Anderson.

Then England's Nicky Brett begins the defence of his world singles title.

With commentary from David Corkill.